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Daily Pack Log on the Blog: 7.13.14 – Selfishness and Greed

There have been times in our nation’s history when there were mass outcries for justice, when mass numbers of Americans stood up as one and fought for something bigger than their individual selves. While we still have individuals and groups who battle for something bigger, I fear we have too many in our society and […]

Horrible, evil, sick people are killing elephants

Among the planet’s most evil elements are those who are killing endangered elephants and rhinos for their horns and tusks. I will never understand what goes through the minds of people who can torture innocent people and animals – sometimes for nothing more than a motive for profit. There most certainly is a special, incredibly […]

More evidence that the Pope was right about greed

When the Pope tweeted this week about the profit-at-all-costs mentality that is prevalent in the world today, he got a bit of push-back from one side and a good bit of support from those actually aware of what greed is doing to the US and beyond. It just so happens there are facts to back […]

Pope Francis Tweets against greed

Pope Francis Tweeted a great Tweet on Thursday. My thoughts turn to all who are unemployed, often as a result of a self-centred mindset bent on profit at any cost. —  @Pontifex That “self-centred mindset bent on profit at any cost” can relate to the unemployed and to those who exploit animals. But whatever the […]

Pack of Putrid Punditry Award: Rep. Steve Stockman

I haven’t handed out a Pack of Putrid Punditry Award in a long while. But this week, we have someone fully deserving of the (dis)honor. Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas Tweeted the following recently – “The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out.” For him, […]

Judge makes double-shocker decision on hydraulic fracking fluids

The fracking industry won a big decision in Wyoming this past week, because a judge decided to be an industry puppet and decided to ignore protections for people and the environment. It was a shocking, double-whammy decision. With this decision, the industry can continue to keep secret the chemicals it mixes into its friggin’ fracking […]

“Battleground: Rhino Wars” premiers tonight on Animal Planet

The three-part miniseries – “Battleground: Rhino Wars” premiers tonight (9 p.m. March 7) on the Animal Planet cable network. Four courageous veterans of the U.S. Special Forces have joined the fight to save rhinos from the evil poachers who are killing them at an alarming rate for their horns. These great animals will soon be […]

Property rights teaming with the right to a healthy environment – vs. the Keystone XL Pipeline

In the vary state synonymous with oil, property owners are fighting back against TransCanada and its Keystone XL Pipeline. The Associated Press is reporting nearly half of the steel used in the construction of the pipeline is not American-made, the company is not promising to hire local employees and there is no guarantee being offered […]

Greed is taking over

The old saying – ‘Money is the root of all evil’ – has never been more factual than it is in 2012. As the issue relates to the typical subject matter of this blog, animals are too often the victims of greed. That is a given. But the problem is also larger and covers territory […]

Greed and evil teaming up in attack on African elephants

Reports indicate 22 elephants were found dead in the Garamba National Park in the Congo. Poachers took the tusks. According to a New York Times article, it suspected the Ugandan military may be involved. And there is this troubling paragraph from the article – “” Conservation groups say poachers are wiping out tens of thousands […]